Event Phone Number: 218-998-4037
Elyse-Krista Mische is a bird aficionado, hospice volunteer, and mixed-media artist who contemplates mortality, memory, unreality, and time through her drawings, sculpture, and performance pieces. She embraces make-believe and craft processes from her youth to address universal existential issues and to preserve a sense of the people and places in her life. Elyse-Krista grew up in St. Cloud Minnesota, spending substantial time as a child in Fergus, Falls MN. She now resides in Appleton WI, where in 2011 she earned a B.A. in studio art from Lawrence University. She has completed multiple artist residencies including Holden Village (Chelan, WA 2015), Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, CO 2016), The Charles Adams Studio Project (Lubbock, TX 2016) and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN 2017-18). She has been supported in her creative pursuits by the Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Industries of Wisconsin. Elyse-Krista continues to show her work both nationally and internationally and currently serves an appointed member of the Appleton Public Art Committee.
Elyse-Krista will spend ample time integrating herself into the Fergus community and hopes to build relationships especially with the elderly community through visits to nursing homes, care facilities and popular hangouts like the VFW and American Legion. Her grandmother Fran was born and raised in Fergus Falls, she is well connected in the area and she will collaborate with her and her friends as resources. Her goal is to collect written, video, and audio records of stories and memories that she will then turn into a series of functional papier-mâché clocks adorned with illustrations. Towards the end of the residency she will have a public viewing of the pieces at Springboard for the Arts Court Street Space.